Jie Hou received a B.Sc. (2012) in exploration geophysics from China University of Petroleum (East China). In 2012, he joined The Rice Inversion Project(TRIP) at Rice University, where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate. His research interests include true amplitude imaging and velocity model building. He has received 2014 Best Student Paper award and 2015 Best Student Poster Paper Award of Merit from SEG.
SEG Best Paper Presented by a Student at the Annual Meeting Award 2014 
Jie Hou received 2014 SEG Best Paper Presented by a Student at the Annual Meeting Award for the paper An approximate inverse to the extended Born modeling operator.(Coauthor: William W. Symes)
Jie Hou received 2015 SEG Awards of Merit (Best Student Paper, Annual Meeting) for the paper Accelerating extended least squares migration with weighted conjugate gradient iteration.(Coauthor: William W. Symes)
- (2015). ”Honors and Awards Citations.” The Leading Edge, 34(11), 1308–1318, 1320–1321. doi: 10.1190/tle34111308.1